Former Soviet Army camp: a place to drive business development (local or from other Countries) in close relation with the vibrant cultural and social core of the city.
The city challenges / Telšiai is the capital of Samogitia and is a small contemporary European town – administrative, economical, religious and educational centre of Samogitia, which advancement is caused by active, educated and enterprising people.
In the middle of Telšiai town there is a territory of 17 ha where old buildings from Soviet Army are left and the territory has been neglected, and “detached” to the rest of the town, and this has been a big problem for the community of Telsiai. In addition to this, the territory was dangerous because of presence of buildings in bad state of repair and polluted plots. After the closure of the military base some buildings were recovered and used for headquarter of the local police, a warehouses and car parking.
This situation created a “black hole”, within the urban fabric of the city, making this area unattractive for the residents and for potential investors. The first idea for the reuse of the area has been connected to the reuse of the area as a place for a business development, in relation with the vibrant core of the city.
From the challenges to the re-use / For the regeneration of the former military base, in 2016 the Telšiai district municipality administration prepared and approved the correction of the Master Plan of the city.
The main purpose for the correction of the Master Plan was related to the modification of the land use within the plots, not only for the defences purpose. After the corrections the use of land parcels became multi-purpose, accepting the following functions: social (for government offices, state enterprises and others.), manufacturing and industry, commercial and military use (police). The detailed plan for the reshaping of the area expected the creation of a network of roads and plots able to host the existing functions (police) and the new ones: social activities, commerce, and light manufacturing.
In 2017, in agreement with the Environmental agency, it was developed a management plan, for the solution of the polluted areas, and the Telšiai district municipality administration has prepared a detailed and the investment plan for the purpose to change the “former military town” in a place for social and business purposes.
Reuse the former military area as place for a business development (local or from other Countries) but in close relation with the vibrant cultural and social core of the city.
IAP Telsiai exhibition posters / Download the PDF version (medium quality)
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IAP Telsiai – Former Soviet Army camp / Download the PDF version